To say that the West Coast is back on the rise is quite the understatement. In fact, the West was never “back on the rise,” rather, the state that gave birth to N.W.A., Dr. Dre, Snoop Doog, E-40, DJ Quik, Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Audio Push, U-N-I, Pac Div, et al. went through a bit of a transition.
Suffice to say, Hip-Hop is alive and well in The Golden State. Enter The League, a duo made up of Mitchy Mitch and P. Cool — who hail from Hub City, aka the City of Compton.
Influenced by the likes of the Clipse, Organized Noize, Outkast, Kanye West and DJ Quik — the two high school classmates paint their life stories growing up in the rough neighborhoods of Los Angeles through their music.
“I grew up between two of Los Angeles’ most notorious Crip gangs: The 60s & the 83s, but Florence and Normandie are my major cross streets, and that intersection is historic to Black Revolution in this city, sparking the L.A. Riots” says P. Cool.
March 11th will see the two emcees deliver their upcoming LP, Dry Clean Only which will feature the likes of iLL Camille and Curtiss King. Watch the official video for “Kill Switch” up top.